Maintenance

Use Your Beach Coolers All Year Long

Summer may be over, but this year, keep your beach coolers, insulated tote bags and collapsible cooler baskets handy throughout the fall and winter. Coolers are specifically designed in all shapes and sizes to help improve all areas of our lives. The benefits are endless!

Stick to the Savings Goal

Always be ready to take advantage of […]

September 19th, 2018|Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Make This Your Cleanest Carpooling Season Ever!

Whether it’s hockey practice, piano lessons, jazz, tap or modern dance class, our kids’ active lifestyles keep us on the run – and in the car. For most of us, connecting with other parents to set up a carpooling schedule is a lifesaver! Eliminating even one drop-off or pick-up allows us to catch our breath […]

September 14th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

The Buzz-Worthy Benefits of Beeswax

Honey is Canada’s sweetest production. Thanks to dedicated beekeepers across the country, there are endless types of the all-natural sweetener for your tea, toast, iced drinks, desserts and body products. But, honey aside, the busy bees create an equally important staple to have on hand at home: beeswax!  Anti-bacterial and non-toxic, beeswax can also be […]

September 12th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Battling Back-to-School Bugs

As kids head back to school this month, or start for the first time, be prepared for the inevitable ritual of sickness that follows in their wake. It’s a fact! GPs report that, in the second week of September, their practice is bombarded with kids complaining of runny noses, sore throats and coughs of all […]

September 5th, 2018|Fall, Family, Health, Maintenance|

Take Me out to the Ballpark and Wash Me when I Get Gross!

Your favourite baseball cap is so much more than a simple fashion statement in the summer. While it may cheer on the home team, it also shades your face from the blinding sun, protecting your eyes and skin from harmful UV rays. The only downside to this fashion powerhouse is that dirt and sweat are […]

August 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Purge Plastic in the Kitchen with Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Organic man-made plastic was first invented in 1855. Cheap, strong and durable, it was seen as some kind of indestructible wonder material. Unfortunately, its indestructible nature is why it has now become a problem. Scientists have recently estimated the amount of plastic created worldwide since 1950 to be 8.3 billion metric tons! Of course, the […]

August 22nd, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Other|

The Cure for Fruit Board Envy

Whether you call it a charcuterie board, a fruit tray or a cheese & cracker platter, the concept of serving a buffet on a tray has always been a tremendous crowd pleaser. The only difference between each of these food creations is that, every now and then, they get a rebrand. Currently, the almighty fruit […]

August 10th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Party|

Creative Cures for Wardrobe Blues

The environmental slogan ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ first started being used in the mid-70s after U.S. Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  No one can say for sure who coined the catchy phrase, but for nearly 50 years it has become part of our daily lingo.  To honour the idea and go one step […]

July 11th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Maintenance|

Get your Bike Road-ready in Minutes!

Cycling the open road is an enjoyable activity for people of all ages and all abilities.  As we strive to live a more active lifestyle, riding a bike is an easy and accessible choice.  Whether you ride for pleasure, as a mode of transportation, or compete in long-distance racing, cleaning your bike is a must. […]

July 6th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Easy Care for Butcher Blocks & Wood Counters

We have butchers to thank for the eternally trendy butcher block and wood counters. In the early 1900s they became progressively frustrated with the lack of durability in the traditional sycamore stumps they used for chopping meat. Their trade gave birth to the extra strength capacity of composite block. Strips of maple glued together proved […]

July 4th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|